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S02 Episode 30: The Fate - Facebook F8

4/24/2017
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Join Shaun, Sophie and Adam in this final episode of Update Podcast. In this episode we discuss the fate of Facebook following their F8 conference. Useful links: Facebook F8 everything announced - https://www.wired.com/2017/04/everything-facebook-announced-at-f8/ Facebook Spaces VR - https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/04/facebook-spaces/ Facebook Chatbots - http://www.netimperative.com/2017/04/facebook-f8-round-vr-spaces-chatbot-directory/ Bankbot -...

Duration:00:21:20

S02 Episode 28: Shockvertising - Controversial Marketing Campaigns

4/10/2017
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Join Shaun, Sophie and Adam discuss various marketing campaigns that push the boundaries controversially, creatively or whatever we find interesting-ly. Useful links: Eckhaus Latta NSFW campaign - http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/style/fashion/eckhaus-lattas-nsfw-campaign-features-couples-having-actual-sex-20170466950 Sprinkleofglitter morning after pill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avRotUjSJrA Carl’s Jr. sex sells -...

Duration:00:37:09

S02 Episode 26: SEO Is King? - Importance Of Web Design

3/27/2017
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Join Shaun, Rhi and Sophie as they take a look at all the important elements that make up great web design. What’s most important? the user? the design? SEO? Listen to find out more… Useful links: Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/ Rightmove - http://www.rightmove.co.uk/ Adam Underwear - https://www.adamunderwear.com/nl/home/ Awwwards - https://www.awwwards.com/ Because Recollection - http://www.because-recollection.com/

Duration:00:33:20

S02 Episode 25: Hello Chatbots - Mobile App Decline

3/20/2017
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Join Shaun, Alan, Sophie and Rhi as they discuss the impending death of the mobile app. Why is there a decline in mobile app downloads? Listen to find out. Useful links: Chatbot Whitepaper - http://createdineden.com/good-stuff/whitepapers/ Future of mobile apps looking bleak - http://www.thedrum.com/news/2017/02/27/future-mobile-apps-looking-bleak

Duration:00:41:41

S02 Episode 24: Segway Into History - Failed Tech Launches

3/13/2017
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Join Shaun, Adam and Alan for this weeks episode of Update. For this episode the team discuss the more unsuccessful tech launches, including; Nintendo Switch, Galaxy Note 7 and the Nokia N-Gage. Useful links: Nintendo Switch problems - http://www.wired.co.uk/article/nintendo-switch-no-save-data-transfer Nintendo Switch - http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ Sega Saturn - https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/why-the-saturn-was-the-worst-major-console-of-all-time/ Sega Dreamcast -...

Duration:00:40:34

S02 Episode 23: Duck Faces - The Selfie

3/6/2017
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Join Shaun, Sophie and Rhi as they discuss the Selfie. Listen as they discuss what they think of the selfie, why people take selfies and the selfies that they take themselves. Useful links: #nomakeupselfie - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/25/no-makeup-selfies-cancer-charity The 29 Greatest Selfies Of All Time - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/best-selfies-ever-2014_n_5113653.html Girl duck faces with dead grandmother - http://i.imgur.com/n4NY5np.jpg YOLOCAUST -...

Duration:00:34:19

S02 Episode 21: We've All Done It - Movie Piracy

2/20/2017
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Join Shaun, Adam and Alan as they take a look at something we’re all guilty of, though we don’t like to admit it…Movie Piracy. Useful links: Kodi - http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/kodi-illegal-legal-sky-streaming-12491422 Piracy it’s a crime - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmZm8vNHBSU FACT - https://www.fact-uk.org.uk/ Online Piracy Facts - http://brandongaille.com/34-startling-internet-piracy-statistics/ Rogue One made $1 billion -...

Duration:00:27:38

S02 Episode 20: Swipe Right - Online Dating

2/13/2017
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Join Shaun, Craig, Sophie and Adam for a Valentine's Day special of Update! This week we take a look at the world of online dating. Useful links: Tinder - https://www.gotinder.com/ Match - https://uk.match.com/ Catfish episode - https://soundcloud.com/updatepodcast/s02-episode2-in-murky-waters-catfishing Happn - https://www.happn.com/en/ Ashley Madison Hack - http://fortune.com/2015/08/26/ashley-madison-hack/ Grindr Killer -...

Duration:00:19:07

S02 Episode 17: Cool Sunglasses - HoloLens Review

1/23/2017
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Join Shaun, Alan, Rhi and Adam as they discuss the new HoloLens from Microsoft. Listen to find out the pros and cons of this new piece of revolutionary kit. Useful links: Microsoft HoloLens - https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-gb HoloLens used for battlefield simulation - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-15/microsoft-s-hololens-technology-adopted-by-israeli-military Intel Project Alloy - https://newsroom.intel.com/press-kits/project-alloy/ Bloom gesture in...

Duration:00:27:10

S02 Episode 15: Idiots - Sexism on Streams

12/5/2016
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Join Shaun, Sophie and Adam as they have a chat about what they found when watching gaming live streams. Listen to hear about real comments that they saw live. Useful links: Twitch - http://twitch.tv/ 6 Ways Your Son Is Learning How To Be Sexist At School - https://www.romper.com/p/6-ways-your-son-is-learning-how-to-be-sexist-at-school-6816 Twitch Commenters Talk About Games On Mens Streams, Boobs On Womens -...

Duration:00:43:21

S02 Episode 6 Revisited - Dark Web

11/28/2016
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Join Shaun, Adam and Rhi as they trawl through the depths of the dark web and discuss how you can access the hidden internet, why people access it and all the good happy things you can find. Useful links: Silk Road marketplace - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road_(marketplace) Getting started with BitCoin mining - https://www.bitcoinmining.com/getting-started/ US Government money used to develop Tor -...

Duration:00:32:39

S02 Episode 14: Stopwatches - Sport Technology

11/21/2016
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Join Shaun, Adam and James as they have a chat about the impact technology has had on sport, discussing various products available right now. Useful links: Goal-line technology not ‘financially viable’ for Football League - http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/9991161/no-goal-line-technology-for-football-league Goal-line technology cost to Premier League clubs -...

Duration:00:32:04

S02 Episode 13: A Bit Scary - Privacy and Internet of Things

11/14/2016
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Join Shaun, Sophie and Adam as they have a chat about how smart devices could be listening into your every conversation in this Privacy and Internet of Things episode. Useful links: Hackers use BotNet to hack emails - http://io9.gizmodo.com/hacked-fridge-sends-out-malicious-emails-in-unprecedent-1503472917 James Clapper US intelligence chief - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/09/internet-of-things-smart-home-devices-government-surveillance-james-clapper Fitbit data used in...

Duration:00:39:58

S02 Episode 12: Robot Butlers - Smart Kitchens

11/7/2016
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Join Shaun, Rhi and James as they discuss how the Internet of Things has made it’s way into the kitchen. Listen now as they discuss what products are out there and products that they would like to see. Useful links: Smart coffee machine - http://smarter.am/coffee/ Pantelligent - https://www.pantelligent.com/ Egg Minder - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quirky-Minder-Wink-Enabled-Smart/dp/B00GN92KQ4 HAPIfork - https://www.hapi.com/product/hapifork Smart scale - https://www.getdrop.com/ Man trying...

Duration:00:37:14

S02 Episode 11: Halloween Special - Horror VR

10/31/2016
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Join Shaun, Alan and Adam as they take a look at some Virtual Reality horror games for the Oculus Rift. Take a listen to hear about their own opinions on games such as; Nevermind and The Boogeyman. Useful links: Dreadhalls - https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/950252648400726/ Dreadhalls Eden Agency playthrough - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyB5CYzuXv0 Boogeyman Eden Agency playthrough - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV3DzjPgENM Boogeyman -...

Duration:00:37:40

S02 Episode 9: It's Pretty Cool - Technology and Healthcare

10/3/2016
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Join Shaun, Sophie, Rhi and Adam as they have a chat about technology in healthcare and what it means for doctors and patients alike. Useful links: Frankenstein doctor head transplants - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3798056/Head-transplant-surgeon-plans-controversial-Frankenstein-experiments-reanimate-corpses.html FemTech - http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/techflash/2016/09/will-the-femtech-revolution-really-offer-a-digital.html Nanobots injected into blood -...

Duration:00:26:44

S02 Episode 8: What is Art? - Art and Technology

9/26/2016
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Join Shaun, Sophie, Rhi and Alan as they discuss art and technology. What is art? Music? Video games? Listen to find out. Useful links: Jim’ll Paint It - http://jimllpaintit.tumblr.com/ Shakespeare Globe Streaming - https://globeplayer.tv/ Blast Theory Rider Spoke - http://www.blasttheory.co.uk/projects/rider-spoke/ Jared Tarbell site - http://www.levitated.net/ David Hockney Jugglers - http://www.japantimes.co.jp/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/fa20140206t2a.jpg Roger Ebert: Games can never be...

Duration:00:37:48

S02 Episode 7: The Meatball Update - Retail Technology

9/19/2016
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This week, join Shaun, Sophie and Adam as they take you through the topic of Retail Technology. Find out why retailers are innovating and what it means for the consumer. Useful links: Topshop VR catwalk - https://www.inition.co.uk/case_study/virtual-reality-catwalk-show-topshop/ Adidas AR shoes - http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2010/01/augmented_reali.html Michael Kors Smartwatch - http://www.michaelkors.com/trend/michael-kors-access/_/R-cat3040001 Does Shaun want to be connected to the fashion...

Duration:00:39:01

S02 Episode 6: Twisted Minds - Dark Web

9/12/2016
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Join Shaun, Adam and Rhi as they trawl through the depths of the dark web and discuss how you can access the hidden internet, why people access it and all the good happy things you can find. Useful links: Silk Road marketplace - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road_(marketplace) Getting started with BitCoin mining - https://www.bitcoinmining.com/getting-started/ US Government money used to develop Tor -...

Duration:00:32:39

S02 Episode 3: The Big Bucks - eSports

8/22/2016
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This week Shaun, Alan and Adam discuss eSports and ponder why it has grown to be such a global phenomenon. Useful links: Quake eSports tournament 1997 - http://adanai.com/esports/ Football teams signing eSports players - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36734518 Call of Duty Championships 2015 - http://cod.esportspedia.com/wiki/Call_of_Duty_Championship_2015 Game streaming site - https://www.twitch.tv/ Amazon buys Twitch - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28930781 Dota 2 2015...

Duration:00:25:53

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